Dog owners know what a rewarding and unique experience it is to have a dog by your side; your best friend, your companion. However, just like human relationships, the relationship with your dog will progress, change, and evolve over time. Just like in any other relationship you should invest time and patience to make your relationship work, and the best time for doing just that is playing with your dog. Spending time with your dog outside is not only beneficial for your relationship with your dog, but is also beneficial for your overall health to spend time in the open. Here’s the list of top 10 fun outdoor activities you can enjoy with your dog.
While many runners like to run alone and use running to relax, chill, zone out, and be by themselves – running with your dog, also has many advantages. It is not only great exercise for you, but also for your dog. In addition to that, it is also a bonding experience and it will motivate you to go for a run more often and regularly.
Kayaking with your dog is also one of the activities you can enjoy together. However, make sure you prepare your dog for an activity that involves water, and prevent possible problems.
If you want to enjoy a day in the nature and bond with the Mother Nature, as well as your dog, take your dog hiking. Both of you will enjoy it, and it is also great exercise for your heart.
4. Go to the beach
If you want to prepare your dog for water activities, you could start with something simple and easy, like taking your dog to the beach. Spending time together at the beach will not only give you the chance to relax, but you will also see how your best pal, your dog, reacts to water.
If your doggie just loves water activities, you could try swimming together. Swimming is great exercise both for you and your dog.
For those who are devoted surfers, there is no reason why you shouldn’t involve your dog in this fun activity, especially if your dog loves watersports as much as you do.
Sometimes all you need to bond with your dog is a good walk around the town. Explore little known parts of your town and take your dog to parks you haven’t been to before.
8. Play date
If you happen to have a friend who is also a nature-lover and a dog owner, you can plan fun activities to do together with your friend and dogs. Dogs, just like people, need socializing with other dogs.
Camping can be fun, especially if you decide to share the experience with your dog. Both of you will absolutely love it.
Throwing, running and catching Frisbee is one of the most popular fun activities you and your dog can do together. It is great exercise and it will give you the chance to bond and play with your dog.